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Why Some Local High-Profile Divorces Cases Hidden From the Texas Public?

November 17th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Divorce

If you think that you getting all the required dopes from on-going high-profile cases in Texas, then perhaps you are mistaken. The divorce between Texas Rangers co-chairman Bob Simpson and his wife Janice Simpson is not a new story. But surprisingly, not a single record of the case is found on digital court records at […]

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All You Need to Know About DWI & Drunk Driving Law in Texas

November 15th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in DWI

Some people believe that they are better drivers after a few drinks. Some claim they are not affected. Others flat out do it anyways. Drunk or buzzed drivers jeopardize their own lives and the lives of others in the car. Besides co-passengers, they also risk the lives of other drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. This is […]

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Obtaining Child Support and Spousal Support in Houston

November 13th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Child Support

One of the most challenging aspects of a divorce is dealing with the financial impacts. This can be made doubly hard if the spouse who was the main income earner wants to avoid paying their share of child support and/or spousal support. In cities such as Houston, Galveston, and League City, getting child and spousal […]

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Dealing with a Traffic Violation in League City or Galveston

November 9th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Traffic Offenses

We love living in Texas, and in particular, the Houston metropolitan area. With so much to do in the city, and the beach available in Galveston, it is an ideal place to live. However, traffic around here can be a nightmare, even in smaller cities such as League City. In a commute from League City […]

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Drug Crimes in Texas: What You Need to Know

November 6th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Drug Crime

̵̵ Advice from a Top Houston Criminal Defense Attorney If you have been arrested for a drug-related offense, it’s important that you speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. Only a qualified attorney will have the knowledge and training to ensure that you experience a fair outcome. You need someone on your side who […]

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What Penalties Could I Face for Stealing From My Employer?

October 30th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in White Collar Crime

Many white collar crimes involve theft by deception or lying, as opposed to burglary or violence. Embezzlement, for example, occurs when property is entrusted to someone who later misappropriates it. This includes an employee who is accused of taking money that rightfully belongs to his or her employer. Pasadena Woman Faces 20 Years for Embezzling […]

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Income Tax Issues Following a Divorce

October 25th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Divorce

There are a number of details that need to be sorted out in a divorce. One you may not immediately think of is taxes. If you and your spouse have filed joint returns, you are legally both liable for any income tax debt incurred during the marriage. Even if you choose to file separate returns, […]

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When Is a Misdemeanor a “Lesser Included” Offense to a Felony Charge in Texas?

October 23rd, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Misdemeanor Crimes

Texas prosecutors often charge misdemeanor crimes as “lesser included offenses” to felony counts. This commonly occurs in assault cases. Under Section 22.01 of the Texas Penal Code, assault is normally treated as a Class A misdemeanor. But if the assault involves a family member and the defendant “intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly” impedes the victim’s “normal […]

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What Evidence Can Prosecutors Use to Prove Drunk Driving?

October 17th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Drunk Driving, DWI

Under Texas law, drunk driving occurs whenever someone operates a motor vehicle with a measured blood-alcohol concentration of at least 0.08 percent. This is not the only standard for drunk driving, however. In a criminal DWI case, a prosecutor may introduce other evidence, including police video of the arrest and even the expert testimony of […]

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Can a Judge Order Me to Support My Disabled Adult Child?

October 11th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Child Support

Under normal circumstances, a child support order in Texas only lasts until a child reaches the age of 18 or graduates from high school, whichever occurs later. But if the child suffers from a serious physical or mental disability, a judge may order either or both parents to continue providing “indefinite” support during the child’s […]

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